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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification and Verification Strategies Workshop

Join prominent experts in identifying measurement and monitoring challenges that could result from implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions programs in the United States. Science, technologies, methods, protocols, models, and other tools related to measuring and monitoring emissions are critical to GHG quantification and verification strategies to implement management approaches under discussion (e.g., market-based, command and control). Primary workshop topics and session chairs are shown below. Details on the scope of these topics can be found in background.

  • Power Generation – Point Sources
    Eric Holdsworth, Edison Electric Institute
  • Industrial Generation – Point and Non-point Sources
    Ed Rightor, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Distributed/Localized Sources and Sinks
    John Miranowski, Iowa State University
  • Regional and International Emissions
    Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Carbon Markets
    Daniel Schrag, Harvard University

During the workshop you will have a chance to network with internationally recognized experts from key stakeholders groups—the electrical generation, industrial, and agricultural sectors; the atmospheric monitoring community; regulatory agencies; and government policy makers—in exploring vital needs and challenges in measuring and monitoring GHGs.

This workshop is part of a series of external needs assessments spearheaded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to identify external drivers and opportunities for its measurements and standards efforts. Workshop results will be used by NIST and other decision-makers in the public and private sectors to inform strategic decisions.


This event is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Download the Draft Agenda (PDF 116 KB)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
5 - 6:30 pm Welcoming Reception - light snacks & cash bar

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Katharine Gebbie, Acting Chief Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Maxine Savitz, Vice President, National Academy of Engineering
  • Bryan Hannegan, Vice President, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Karen Obenshain, Director, Fuels, Technology & Commercial Policy, Edison Electric Institute
8:55 am Plenary Speakers
  • Global Challenges for Emissions Quantification Speaker TBD
  • Power Industry Perspectives Gene Dene, Project Manager of Continuous Emission Monitoring, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Highlights of the National Academies Report: Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Methods to Support International Climate Agreements Molly Macauley, Resources for the Future
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Plenary Speakers
  • Industrial Perspectives Speaker TBD
  • Government Perspectives: Regulatory and Compliance Issues Speaker TBD
  • Instructions for Breakouts Joan Pellegrino, Energetics Incorporated
11:45 am Lunch and Speaker Session: Carbon Trading Emissions Issues Speaker TBD
1:30 pm Breakout Sessions: Facilitated Discussion
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Facilitated Discussion
4:15 pm Day One Report Outs
4:45 pm Adjourn and Bus to Estancia
5 - 7:00 pm Networking Reception - appetizers & cash bar

Thursday, June 3, 2010
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Breakout Sessions: Facilitated Discussion
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Breakout Sessions Continued
12:00 pm Lunch and Speaker Session TBD
1:45 pm Day Two Report Out and Final Comments
3:00 pm Adjourn

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification and Verification Strategies Workshop Steering Committee Members




Power Generation

Bryan Hannegan, Co-Chair

Vice President

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Quin Shea, Co-Chair

Executive Director, Environment

Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Eric Holdsworth

Director, Climate Change

Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Karen Obenshain

Director, Fuels, Technology and Commercial Policy,

Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Industrial Generation

Maxine Savitz, Co-Chair

Vice President

National Academy of Engineering; Retired General Manager, Honeywell, Inc.

Ed Rightor

Director, GHG Control Technology, Environmental Technology Center

The Dow Chemical Company

Hector Ybanez

Corporate Manager, Environmental

Holcim (US) Inc.

Brad Upton

Project Leader

National Council for Air & Stream Improvement (NCASI), Inc.

Distributed Sources

John Miranowksi


Iowa State University

Regional and International Emissions

Ray Weiss

Associate Dean

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Ralph Keeling

Director, CO2 Program

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Charles Elachi

Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

James Butler

Director, Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division (ESRL GMD)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Carbon Markets

Daniel Schrag

Professor and Director, Center for the Environment

Harvard University

Robert Marlay

Deputy Director, Climate Change

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

We encourage you to reserve a room in our room block as it helps us to reduce the cost of the meeting.

** Please note that transportation to the meeting at Scripps will be provided. Bus transportation will leave from and return to the Estancia La Jolla Hotel. Due to parking restraints at Scripps, attendees will not have the option of driving to and parking at the meeting site.

Please call the hotel directly to make your reservations at 877-437-8267 or make your reservations online (group code NIST is included in this link). One night's room and tax will be charged when the reservation is made. The hotel cancellation policy requires notice at least three days prior to the scheduled arrival for a full refund. If you cancel after that time you will not receive a refund.

  • Group Code: NIST
  • Group Rate: $147 plus tax (Meets government per diem rate)
  • Cut-off Date: May 14, 2010
  • For the two day workshop you will not be charged the daily $12 Hotel Service Fee. If you are arriving early or departing after the workshop dates you will be charged the daily $12 Hotel Service Fee.

Due to very limited parking at Scripps, participants will not be able to park at the meeting site. * Transportation will be provided for you, leaving from and returning to the Estancia La Jolla Hotel, where a room block has been set up for meeting participants. We encourage you to stay at the Estancia to take advantage of the transportation and to help us meet our room block commitment at the Estancia La Jolla.

Created May 10, 2010, Updated September 27, 2016